5 Things You Didn't Know About NCIS' 300th Episode, "Scope"

The caricature of McGee featured in the episode is a callback to the drawings made by Agent Kate Todd in

The caricature of McGee featured in the episode is a callback to the drawings made by Agent Kate Todd in "Marine Down" during Season 1.

"Scope" (Episode 17, Season 13) is the 300th episode of the series, but the show hasn't forgotten its roots as we see with the reveal of Kate's "McGee."
The band featured in the episode is the real MusiCorps Wounded Warrior Band.

The band featured in the episode is the real MusiCorps Wounded Warrior Band.

These guys really rocked
The instrument that Abby built for MusiCorps is based on a real instrument used by the band's percussionist.

The instrument that Abby built for MusiCorps is based on a real instrument used by the band's percussionist.

The NCIS prop department added electronic drum pads to "Abby-ize" the piece. 
NCIS writer Gina Lucita Monreal shared her take on the episode's end.

NCIS writer Gina Lucita Monreal shared her take on the episode's end.

"Watching the MusiCorps Wounded Warrior band perform was an unforgettable experience," Monreal said. "We had 30 minutes of footage of them playing 'Hallelujah,' which we had to cut down to a three-minute montage." 
The NCIS writers have a big message for all of the fans!

The NCIS writers have a big message for all of the fans!

"Thanks to all our dedicated fans for helping us reach 300 episodes," they wrote. "We are so very grateful."